Things You are Doing to Stay Warm That are Actually Making You Colder

November 10, 2017

 

When it gets chilly, we all seek out a lot of things to keep ourselves cozy in Norton. Unfortunately, some of these things are really making us colder! Luckily, HCE Systems Inc is always available to perform your furnace maintenance—and that will definitely keep you cozy.

Take a look at some of the usual myths about what will help you stay comfortable when the temperatures drop. These things are really making you colder!

  • Drinking hot drinks will warm you up. Wrong. It may feel nice and toasty to clutch that warm mug, but once you gulp a warm beverage, your body will work against you and turn on your natural cooling mechanisms.
  • Ok, but alcoholic beverages can make you warmer. Wrong again. While alcohol will warm up your skin, it can really make you chillier because it can reduce your core temperature.
  • A long, hot shower or bath will do the trick. In fact, you’re only going to feel chillier when you hop out of the hot water and the water commences to evaporate off your skin in the cold air.
  • You should always wear dark colors to absorb the sun’s heat and leave light colors for the warmer days. While it’s true that white or light clothing will reflect the sun’s rays, it may also reflect your body’s own heat back—fundamentally trapping your body warmth under your clothes.
  • Most body heat escapes through your head, so I’m good with my hat. The sum of heat that escapes from your head is comparable to the area of bare skin on your head in relation to the rest of your body. So, cover as much skin as possible to avoid heat loss.
  • So now you know what you could be doing incorrectly in trying to keep yourself warm. What you can do that will help keep you warm is dependably setting up your regular annual furnace maintenance appointments with HCE Systems Inc in Norton. Nothing keeps you warm more so than a fine-tuned furnace. Call us today at 276-302-0076 to keep comfortable this season!